updated 08/04/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/04/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
After tooling around town on her Vespa scooter, Gwyneth Paltrow paused for a playful peek at a photographer before heading to her apartment. Paltrow will play renowned poet Sylvia Plath in the biopic Sylvia, in theaters Oct. 24.
LAKE COMO, ITALY, JULY 11
Well healed after pulling an Achilles tendon in January, George Clooney was on the ball as he played a pickup hoops game with pals at a court near his vacation villa. He costars with Catherine Zeta-Jones in Intolerable Cruelty, out Oct. 10.
HAMBURG, GERMANY, JULY 19
With tongue almost in cheek, Reese Witherspoon greeted fans at the premiere of Legally Blonde 2. Her next big project-baby No. 2 with hubby Ryan Phillippe—is due in December.
VENICE, CALIF., JULY 20
Sun kissed: The super-slim Lara Flynn Boyle, who was recently fired from The Practice after six seasons on the legal drama, limbered up (above) before getting comfortable with a mystery man (left) on Venice Beach.
LOS ANGELES, JULY 16
Sharon Stone, who recently split with hubby Phil Bronstein, went clubbing in the San Fernando Valley with her dad, Joe, and sister Kelly. She next stars in the thriller Cold Creek Manor, due Sept. 12.
MALIBU, JULY 20
Pretty in pink, teen queen Ashley Olsen, 17, hit the beach with her beau of 20 months, Matt Kaplan, a sophomore football player at Columbia University. With her twin sis, Mary-Kate, Olsen begins shooting the action film New York Minute in August.
NEW YORK CITY, JULY 17
La Dolce vita: Decked out in Dolce & Gabbana, Beyoncé struck a bootylicious pose for fans before her performance on Late Show with David Letterman to promote her debut solo disc, Dangerously in Love.
MAJORCA, SPAIN, JULY 19
Catherine Zeta-Jones fanned interest at an event promoting Majorca's bid to host the 2007 America's Cup yacht race. The actress and her husband, Michael Douglas (who owns a villa there), want to help increase tourism on the isle.
SAINT-TROPEZ, JUIY 19
Cheers! After wrapping his still-untitled romantic comedy about an aging playboy. Jack Nicholson played his favorite role—proud pop to son Raymond, 11—while vacationing in France.
MONTREAL, JULY 18
Daytime diva Kelly Ripa, who had third child Joaquin in February, gave the crowd something to talk about when she dirty danced with drag queens at the Just for Laughs comedy festival.
ANAHEIM, CALIF., JULY 21
His cup turneth over: Chris O'Donnell exercised a little spin control with daughter Lily, 3, and son Chip, 2, on Disneyland's teacup ride. His wife, Caroline, gave birth to the couple's third child, Charles, July 11.
NEW YORK CITY, JULY 16
In her comedy 13 Going on 30, Daredevil's Jennifer Garner doesn't beat up bad guys, though she managed to get in a few licks while filming in Central Park.
LONDON, JUNE 16
It wasn't a Grace-ful embrace, but Debra Messing—who plays a woman dumped by her fiancé in the romance Something Borrowed—got on tiptoe to film a particularly gripping scene with British costar Jeremy Sheffield.
HOLLYWOOD, JULY 21
Shooting star Colin Farrell focused on fans at the premiere of Angelina Jolie's action sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Farrell's got his own adventure coming out: S.W.A.T., a crime thriller costarring Samuel L. Jackson, opens Aug. 8.